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CNN
Feb 3, 2013 8:00am PST
don't want to turn this into pbs or "nightline." but if you would acknowledge, i'll do it for you, acknowledge the controversies, ask the tough questions, 10% of the time, it actually increases the credibility when the 90% of the time you want to say, isn't this exciting? isn't it great? isn't it a wonderful shared experience because there's still a kid in me. i still buy into a good portion of that. but i think the presentation of that drama needs to be leavened with a realistic understanding that there are flaws and issues out there now more than ever before. on network tv, a lot of hearts and flowers. on talk radio, on the internet and in parts of the press, it's turn under to not just critical, it's snarky as can be. you know, it's -- >> let's come back to nbc. what is the reaction of your bosses when you make this case? is there push back or institutional resistance to the kind of hard-hitting questions you're talking about? >> in fairness, because i have been there for more than 30 years. and i hope, although imperfectly, a few things you would like to have back or do differ
CNN
Feb 24, 2013 9:00am PST
with me around the table, gwen, of pbs, connecticut governor daniel maloy, jackie collins of the "new york times." when we went into the break, we heard the president say the republicans just aren't working with me on sequestration, the auto budget cuts and we had the republicans saying why won't the president work with us on this? in the end who gets the blame for this? >> this, by the way, is we can't do meat inspection and fly planes and send ships to the gulf. >> right. there's a lot on both your houses. the republicans come into this with the polls in the past and these showdowns which have become so routine, that they've come out the losers on this and they know it. they're at a disadvantage. any time the party that's power is in the congressional wing is at a relative disadvantage of the president of which ever party the president is from -- but the republicans have a record here. the polls have shown in the past they've been blamed more than the president and that's likely to happen here too. i mean if not -- just for the fact that last week they were on vacation all week, democrat
CNN
Feb 24, 2013 6:00am PST
, gwen eiffel of pbs, haley barbour and jackie calmes of "the new york times." so when we went into the break, we heard the president say, the republicans just aren't working with me on the sequestration, the automatic budget cuts. and then we had the republicans saying, why won't the president work with us on this? in the end, who gets blamed for this. >> well -- >> and this, by the way, is, oh, we can't do meat inspection and we can't fly planes and we can't send ships to the gulf. >> right. well, i think there's a lot of attacks on both your houses but the republicans come into this with the polls in the past and these showdowns which have become so routine, that they've come out the losers in this. and they know it. and, you know, they're at a disadvantage. any time the party's power in the congressional wing is in a relative disadvantage to the president to whichever party the president is from. but the republicans have a record here. the polls have shown in the past they've been blamed more than the president. and that's likely to happen here, too. i mean, if not -- just
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